The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
The nationally ranked College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences was the first college established at The University of Toledo. The college’s 111-year history includes a tradition of student-centered instruction and excellence in research and patient care. The mission of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is to educate students to become pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists while advancing pharmaceutical knowledge. Guiding principles are personal integrity, respect for humanity and human diversity, and professionalism.
The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences features state-of-the-art facilities, including a renowned pharmacy practice lab that allows students to gain real-time experience in a functioning pharmacy. Our faculty members are recognized authorities in their areas of specialization, conducting research that contributes to the development of new treatments, practices, and innovations. In fall 2010, the college expanded to The Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center on the University’s Health Science Campus. This distinction allows the college to expand its mission in an academic health science community. The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
Points of Pride
- The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences was founded in 1904 and was the first college established at The University of Toledo. The college originally shared a building with the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Law and Medicine in downtown Toledo. In fall 2010, the college expanded to a newly constructed state-of-the art facility, the Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center, on the university's Health Science Campus.
- A 2011 study conducted by faculty members at Southwest Oklahoma State University’s College of Pharmacy ranked The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences eighth in the U.S. and first in Ohio for teaching and value. The college is also ranked among the nation's top pharmacy schools in U.S. News and World Report.
- Two of The University of Toledo's Distinguished University Professors reside in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: Dr. Marcia McInerney, associate dean for Research and Graduate Programs, and Dr. Paul Erhardt, professor of medicinal chemistry and director of the Center for Drug Design and Development.
- Having grown from a total enrollment of approximately 850 in 2000, the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has maintained a total health science degree enrollment of more than 1,400 students since 2007.
- The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is the only Ohio school of pharmacy that has established pharmacy partnerships to provide place-bound students with direct access to careers in pharmacy or the pharmaceutical sciences. The college currently has an active partnership with Owens Community College in Ohio.
A significant philanthropic achievement is signaled by Wolfe Hall on the Main Campus, which was occupied in 1998 by the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. In 2011, a second building housing the College, the Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center on the Health Science Campus, was named by the same family. This is the first such occurrence at The University of Toledo, among the seven pharmacy schools in Ohio, and likely among the 130 pharmacy schools in the United States, reflecting the Wolfe family's commitment to pharmacy education and their faith in the college's execution of its mission.
- The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has established a partnership with Toledo Early College High School that creates a bridge from high school to the college’s pharmaceutical science bachelor’s program.
- The college’s international relationships include academic and research partnerships with The University of Szeged in Hungary, Lebanese American University in Lebanon, Al Zaytoonah University in Jordan, PSG and Sons’ Charities College of Technology in India, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Saudi Arabia, and the North Sichuan Medical College in China, among others.
- Initiated in 1997, the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree program is one of 16 such programs nationwide and was the first undergraduate degree program in Ohio to emphasize the business of pharmacy and healthcare. The B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree program is sharply focused on distinct majors and requires the completion of an internship. The program serves as an excellent Pre-Med option.
- Each year, more than $1 million in grant money is awarded to the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences for research and development.
- The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is a nationally recognized leader in promoting the pharmacy profession to high school students through camps and career days. In 2001, the college established a pharmacy summer camp to introduce rising high school seniors to the profession and practice of pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. As part of its diversity initiative, the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences hosts an annual one-day camp for children of migrant farm workers. Many pharmacy camp participants later earn pharmacy degrees from The University of Toledo.
- Pharmacy students have an on-time graduation rate of over 90%. Graduates of the doctor of pharmacy program have a first-time passage rate of over 94% on the Pharmacy Board Licensure Exam.
Johnnie L. Early, II, PhD, RPh
|Executive Administrative Dean and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
Marcia McInerney, PhD
|Associate Dean for Health Science Campus Student Affairs and Diversity
Monica Holiday-Goodman, PhD, RPh
Associate Dean for Main Campus Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
|Dr. Katherine Wall, Chair
Department of Medicinal & Biological Chemistry
|Dr. Ezdihar Hassoun, Chair
Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Dr. Diane Cappelletty, Chair